3 Ways To Increase Your Heating System's Efficiency

Posted on: 2 December 2017

Making sure that your home's heating system is running efficiently is extremely important during the winter, typically because utilizing an inefficient system can cost you a lot of money. Listed below are just three of the many ways to increase your heating system's efficiency.

1. Consider Installing A Smart Thermostat

The easiest way to increase your heating system's efficiency is to consider installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats are designed to allow an individual to control pretty much every aspect of their home's heating and cooling systems from an app on their smartphone or through a completely automated process.

For example, you could use the app to designate certain times of day when it is okay to use your heating system, such as when everyone is home from work or school. The rest of the time, the heating system remains off so energy isn't wasted heating a home that no one is in.

On the other hand, you can also get a smart thermostat that learns your and your family's schedule and heating preferences. Once the smart thermostat has this data, it will begin to turn your heating system on and off on its own and can greatly increase your home's efficiency and save you money on your heating bills.

2. Consider Having A Contractor Inspect Your Insulation

Additionally, you can increase your heating system's efficiency by having a contractor inspect your insulation. This is incredibly important because even the best heating system in the world isn't going to be all that efficient if you have leaks or holes in your insulation that are allowing all of the hot air out of your home and allowing the cold winter air to invade your house. In that situation, simply having the insulation patched up and shored up with fresh insulation can greatly increase your heating system's efficiency and make it so that you save money on your heating bills.

3. Consider Having Your Duct System Looked At

Finally, you should consider having your duct system looked at if you want to make your heating system as efficient as possible. This is helpful because a lot of people end up having a less than efficient heating system because of duct loss, which is when hot air is lost traveling to the various rooms of your house from your furnace because of cracks or improper seals in the duct system. When that hot air is lost, the heating system has to turn itself back on and stay on a bit longer to make up for the lost air.

Contact a heating service today to discuss how you may be able to increase your heating system's efficiency and have them take a look at your heating system to pinpoint any issues it may be having. Considering installing a smart thermostat, having a contractor inspect your insulation, and having your duct system looked at are all very effective ways of increasing your heating system's efficiency. To learn more, contact a company like Smedley & Associates


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